Who’s got time for meditation and mindfulness? These people do.
These are busy people. Successful people. Senior executives, sports professionals and actors that are so pressed for time that they probably wouldn’t do meditation if they didn’t feel it provides value.
So here are some famous people who think “Ohmmmm” turns into Ka-ching! in their work and personal lives.
Kobe Bryant and meditation.
One of the best to ever play professional basketball, Kobe contributes his ability to outsmart his opponents, stay focused and thrive under pressure to mediation. According to news reports, he has been meditating as far back as 2000 thanks to the advice and guidance of then-Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Jackson required all of his players to meditate.
Hugh Jackman and meditation.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman discussed the benefits of meditation saying,
In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.
Oprah and meditation.
Winfrey told Dr. Oz that encouraging everyone at her office to meditate has benefited her company immensely.
People who used to have migraines, don’t. People are sleeping better. People have better relationships. People interact with other people better. It’s been fantastic.
Derek Jeter and meditation.
Former Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter is also a big proponent of meditation. According to one interview, he is known to meditate for as long as an hour at a time on his days off.
LeBron James and meditation.
Hard to believe “King James” has been in the NBA for over 15 seasons and is still one of the best athletes in the league and in the world right now.
A great deal of this edge not only comes from his work ethic and natural talent, but from the fact that he relies heavily on meditation. James meditates regularly in the privacy of his own home. During the 2012 NBA Playoffs, he famously meditated during a timeout to help him refocus for the task ahead.
Clint Eastwood and meditation.
Star and director of many films including “The Mule, Eastwood said,
I’m a great supporter of Transcendental Meditation. I’ve been using it for almost 40 years now – and I think it’s a great tool for anyone to have, to be able to utilize as a tool for stress.
Jerry Seinfeld and meditation.
The comedian and star of the sitcom Seinfeld told “Good Morning America,”
With ‘Seinfeld,’ I was doing a TV series in which I was the star of the show, the executive producer of the show, the head writer, in charge of casting and editing, for 24 episodes on network television – not cable – for nine years! And I’m just a normal guy. And that was not a normal situation to be in… So I meditated every day. And that’s how I survived the nine years.
Jeff Weiner and meditation.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of the largest professional social network, LinkedIn, acknowledges his daily use of guided meditations through the app Headspace.
He also tweets about the scientific benefits of meditation. In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, he says that pausing to reflect on situations helps him to strategize and work proactively towards long-term goals.
“Part of the key to time management is carving out time to think, as opposed to constantly reacting,” Weiner said.
Marc Benioff and meditation.
The billionaire CEO of Salesforce is spiritual and supports meditation. According to an article in the New York Times, Benioff has meditation rooms all throughout the various SalesForce offices. He’s also spoken on how mediation affects his leadership. “Having a beginner’s mind informs my management style,” Benioff says.
Hey, I wrote a book about being mindful in the new age of content.